This 80% Grenache, 20 % Syrah was a bruiser.
Completely saturated black ruby. Dark, low-toned and highly-extracted nose of mineral-laced blackberries, pound cake, and scorched earth. Inky, mouthcoating, peppery flavors of blackberry skins and graphite. Boatloads of tannins in the long, dark, highly-extracted, peppery finish. B. A winter-weight wine. Imported by Eric Solomon, I got this on sale from Zachys.com during one of their periodic "$20 Sales."